Smoky Hill, KDWPT cohost youth outdoor camp

Josh Tillison, son of Lt. Col. Mark Tillison, chief of maintenance, 134th Air Control Squadron, aims for animal-shaped targets while a volunteer from the Salina Bowmen Archery Club provides assistance at the youth outdoor camp hosted by Smoky Hill Weapons Range and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Aug. 26. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The area surrounding the pond near the headquarters building at Smoky Hill Weapons Range bustled with activity Aug. 26 during an outdoor youth camp put on by the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism.

About 180 children and their families participated in the one-day camp, enjoying activities that included archery, fishing and shooting. A paintball booth and a hatchet throwing area were also available. Continue reading